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Know Your NYSTRS Facts

By |2017-02-22T16:22:15-05:00November 10th, 2016|General|

You've heard the complaints about public pensions: They are too costly for taxpayers; they are unsustainable over the long term; they are going to bankrupt states; etc. You know none of this is true in New York State, but how do you convince others of this? Start by committing some facts about NYSTRS to memory. [...]

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NYSRTA 66th Convention Registration Forms and Schedule

By |2016-08-24T17:54:08-05:00August 24th, 2016|General|

Important, easy to access information for the upcoming October 26 through 28 66th New York State Retired Teachers' Convention, "Wine, Women and Waterways...Where History Begins". Convention 66th Schedule from YORK STATE Convention 66th Fulltime attendee Convention 66th Day Guest The information can be found in the YORK STATE Summer 2016 magazine which is be mailing [...]

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Important Update on Teaching Certification Registration for those holding PERMANENT, PROFESSIONAL, and TEACHING ASSISTANT Certificates

By |2017-02-22T16:22:15-05:00August 4th, 2016|General|

Why the requirement? A written response from a member of the Senate Education Committee told us that this was one of the compromises in the 2015 State Budget (you heard that right – the 2015 - not the 2016 budget negotiations) in order to get the budget accepted by the legislature and signed by the [...]

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Resolutions Committee Report July 2016

By |2016-07-28T18:18:50-05:00July 28th, 2016|General|

The Resolutions Committee reviewed the five proposals that were submitted by three different zones. Two of the proposals were on the 2017 Constitutional Convention. These were combined to make one resolution with both zones named. These four resolutions are recommended for consideration by the delegates at the 2016 Annual Meeting. All NYSRTA members should review [...]

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2016 President’s Appeal

By |2017-02-22T16:22:16-05:00April 26th, 2016|General|

SAVE NYSRTA and Help Save Your Pension I would like to thank you for electing me President of NYSRTA. It is truly a privilege and honor to represent this fine organization. WE NEED YOUR HELP! The past few years have been difficult for our organization. We continue to lose membership and have had to sell [...]

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New York State Retired Teachers’ Association $1,000 Grant for Active Teachers

By |2017-08-18T14:52:23-05:00December 21st, 2015|Grants|

One of the objectives of the New York State Retired Teachers Association is to work toward the advancement of education in the state and country. In an attempt to help meet that objective, NYSRTA has developed a $1,000 grant to assist full time educators with an innovative program or project. To be eligible for this [...]

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Cost of Living Adjustment 2015

By |2015-12-21T17:09:36-05:00December 21st, 2015|Hot Topics|

The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for September 2015 through August 2016 benefit payments will be 1.0%. As a result, an eligible retired member with an annual benefit of $18,000 or more will receive a maximum increase of $15 per month beginning with the September 2015 payment. (Eligible members receiving an annual benefit under $18,000 will receive [...]

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2016 Annual Convention

By |2015-12-18T16:28:18-05:00December 18th, 2015|General|

We’ll be returning to Turning Stone! The conference will again be held in the last week of October. Stay tuned for more details!

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2015 Annual Convention

By |2015-12-18T16:37:52-05:00December 8th, 2015|General|

Thanks for attending! A HUGE thanks To EASTERN ZONE for a successful event. Congratulations (or Congrats) to our  newly elected officers: President Angelo Grande *CR (LIZ),  Senior Vice President Kevin Mulligan (NEZ), Vice President for Friendly Service Harriet Beers *CR (SEZ), Vice President for Legislative Action Brian Sherman (NCZ), Vice President for Membership Salvatore Sedita (WZ), and [...]

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The Importance of Having A Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney

By |2017-02-22T16:22:16-05:00October 21st, 2015|Healthcare|

Gwynne E. Bodle, Health Coordinator NYSRTA Here are two articles written by Greg Forbes of Onondaga County. Both are very informative and should be kept in mind when a hospitalization is necessary. They also underscore the importance of having a Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney in place. If you are unable to ask [...]

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